Local McDonald’s restaurant will include ordering kiosks

Published 8:07 pm Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The McDonald’s on North Frontage Road is going through a facelift that will mean a few changes for its customers after the store reopens.

“It’s an upgrade that we have to do so many years; we’re hoping in the next couple of weeks we’ll be finished with everything inside and we’ll have everything up and running like we had,” franchise owner Mike Roach said.

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He said the store has continued operating during the work, adding customers have been able to place and get their orders through the drive through windows.

“It’s been inconvenience to the people, but we’ve been able to serve them as they’ve been coming through,” he said.

Roach said the building’s interior will be changed, and feature kiosks that will allow someone to custom order their sandwich electronically.

“Some people think we’re taking jobs away from people (with the kiosks), but it’s actually putting more people to work, because we need more people in the kitchen. You can still go to the counter and order, but this gives you an opportunity to place your order on your own by touching the screen and making your sandwich the way you want.”

Roach said the North Frontage Road store’s last remodeling was about eight years ago, when the entire store as worked over.

“We’re just giving it a facelift this time,” he said. “This is happening a lot across the country right now, with a lot of different stores. We just did our one in Vidalia; we just got finished with that one (and) we’re knocking on the door with this one (North Frontage).”

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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